• Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    The NFL Draft is coming to Winter Park Resort, as the Denver Broncos will make their day three selections live from the base of Mary Jane on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 10 a.m. Helping to make the picks will be former quarterback Jake Plummer, Miles the Mascot, members of the Broncos...

  • Tomas Zuccareno, Aspen Snowmass

    Winter-like conditions and abundant snowfall in the forecast will extend Aspen Highland’s bonus weekend to now include Friday, April 29. Aspen Highlands will be open Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1 for one last extended weekend with a large portion of the mountain’s terrain, including Highland...

  • Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park’s final weekend celebration got off to a raucous start with a free concert from G Love & Special Sauce and American Authors. What could be a better way to spend a Saturday in April than spring skiing and free live music featuring top-notch recording artists? Sticking around for...

  • Moving Mountains Unveils Tech Solutions to Hassle-Free Vacations

    on January 12 | in General, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Moving Mountains Unveils Tech Solutions to Hassle-Free Vacations

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    Moving Mountains, the luxury property management specialist in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, recently launched My Moving Mountains, a proprietary online solution that enables its guests to easily and thoroughly plan their ski vacations in advance of arrival and on their own time.

    Moving Mountains’ expert concierge staff provides its guests with comprehensive pre-arrival services, assisting in making lift ticket, ski school, activity, restaurant and equipment reservations in advance. With the introduction of My Moving Mountains, guests can also realize that benefit on their own time by logging onto a private website and making arrangements when it is convenient for them.

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  • Athletes Set New Records at The National Sports Center for the Disabled 25th Annual Winter Park Open

    on January 11 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Athletes Set New Records at The National Sports Center for the Disabled 25th Annual Winter Park Open

    The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) recently wrapped up its 25th Annual Winter Park Open last week at Winter Park Resort.  This year, 74 athletes from nine countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Iceland, Chile, Australia, Canada and Great Britain came to compete for spots on the US National or Paralympic National team.

    Adam Hall NZL 1st place & Joel Hunt USA 3rd place men's standing SL

    Adam Hall NZL 1st place & Joel Hunt USA 3rd place men's standing SL

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  • Learn to Ski or Ride Month | No excuses

    on January 10 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Learn to Ski or Ride Month | No excuses

    This is Learn to Ski or Ride Month, but the name can be misleading. It could just as easily be called something else, something like “Snowboarders, learn to ski too” or “Skiers, learn to snowboard”. They could call it “Learn to ski or ride better month”, since it’s a great chance to grab a deal on a lesson and brush up on your skills. But whatever it’s called, it’s a great excuse to get out and hit the slope for the first time, or just in a new way. Here’s why we don’t want to hear any excuses this year for not giving a new sport a try during Learn to Ski or Ride Month… Continue Reading

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  • Sunday Funday Quiz: Know Your Snow

    on January 6 | in General, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding, Snow | by | with Comments Off on Sunday Funday Quiz: Know Your Snow

    Most of us think we know our snow. We know what kind makes a good snowball. We know what kind we like to ski. We know not to eat it if it’s yellow. But even if you know our snow,  do we know how deep it is, just from a photo? Well Colorado Ski Country USA is testing how well you Know Your Snow with a little quiz!

    The rules: Look at the photo below. 4 Colorado ski resorts are represented, each with a photo from a recent powder day. Your job is to guess how deep the snow is, just from the photo. And no cheating – anyone caught looking at snow reports on resorts’ websites with be forced to ski the rest of the season on snowlerblades. Consider yourself warned.

    If you think you know one, or more of the answers, post it on our Facebook page. The correct Answer will be posted at an undisclosed time in the future, most likely tonight when my plane lands. First one with the correct answer wins ultimate bragging rights, and gets to keep their dignity through another snowlerblade-free ski season. Good luck!

    Post Your Guesses: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSkiCountryUSA

    Post Your Guesses: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSkiCountryUSA

    Remember, just like you can’t ski without a lift ticket, you can’t win unless you play. Post your best guess on our Facebook Page and hold your breath for an undisclosed amount of time until entries are tallied and answers are posted. Good Luck!

    <UPDATE: THE ANSWERS>

    Okay, sports fans. If you missed out on the Sunday Funday Quiz, you’ve officially missed your chance at everlasting glory. The results are in, and here they are:

    Sunday Funday Quiz Answers

    Thanks for playing! Now get out there and ski!

    -Mountain Correspondent

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  • Loving Loveland for 75 Years and More

    on January 5 | in Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding, Video | by | with Comments Off on Loving Loveland for 75 Years and More

    I’ve been out with the kids several times this year but for our first official family ski outing of the season, with the core four, we headed up to Loveland. It’s one of the areas we frequent for a few reasons: location, terrain and atmosphere.
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  • New Year’s Off The Grid

    on January 4 | in Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on New Year’s Off The Grid

    While our member resorts hosted festivals, fireworks, and torchlight parades to ring in the New Year, I was miles from all of it in Colorado’s backcountry somewhere between Aspen and Leadville. For the first time since I’ve lived in Colorado I didn’t celebrate the New Year in the bars in a mountain town, but rather in a hut in the backcountry.

    Betty Bear Hut Photo: Yelp.com

    Betty Bear Hut Photo: Yelp.com

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  • Upcoming Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Will Debut at Copper Mountain

    on January 3 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Upcoming Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Will Debut at Copper Mountain

    The world’s best freeskiers, snowboarders and Olympic hopefuls from across the globe are set to battle it out at Copper Mountain in the 2013 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, from January 7 – 13. Athletes will be competing in both halfpipe and slopestyle events in the recently-elevated FIS World Cup competition. Points earned at the World Cup determine eligibility to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix will be a 5Star World Snowboard Tour event and the Visa U.S. Grand Prix will be an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) Platinum level event. Top competitors, including U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding athletes Louie Vito, Tom Wallisch and Kelly Clark, are set to compete in the 22 ft. Main Vein Superpipe and on the World Cup Slopestyle course in the Woodward Central terrain park.

    Copper Mountain_Tripp Fay

    Copper Mountain_Tripp Fay

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  • Wordless Wednesday

    on January 2 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday

    Sunlight_Jennie Spillane

    Sunlight_Jennie Spillane

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  • Top 7 Reasons to Ski Loveland

    on January 1 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Top 7 Reasons to Ski Loveland

    This blog comes to us from Amber Johnson of Mile High Mamas.

    As my family of four drove to Loveland Ski Area the morning of Christmas Eve, I casually mentioned to my husband: “Don’t forget we need to get back early for our party.” “Our what?” he countered.

    Instructors at Loveland

    Instructors at Loveland

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  • My 2012-13 Ski Season Bucket List

    on December 31 | in Skiing & Snowboarding, Video | by | with Comments Off on My 2012-13 Ski Season Bucket List

    With all the snow flying the past few weeks here in Colorado, it is clear that ski season has arrived. On a slow lift ride a few weeks ago I started pondering things I wanted to do this ski season. Some make the list year after year, some are new, some are givens, some have already been accomplished and it is an ever-changing list.

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